Saturday, August 8, 2020

Health

PMB decries money lost to medical tourism

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his country loses $1.1bn (£837m) every year to medical tourism, local media reports say. In a speech to policy makers read out on his...

Carbide: Linked to increase in Liver, Cancer and Gastro-Intestinal challenges

The increasing cases of Liver, Cancer and Gastro-Intestinal health challenges have been traced to the practice of ripening fruits with calcium carbide by market men and women who trade in fruits across...

NAFDAC warns against consumption of FanYogo Gin and Ginger drink

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not registered FanYogo Gin and Ginger drink in Nigeria. Its Director-General, Moji Adeyeye, made the...

8th Assembly urged to approve Tobacco regulations before June

Two Civil Society Organizations, the Environmental Rights Action and Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance on Wednesday in Abuja led a protest to the National Assembly, urging the leadership of the 8th Assembly to...

FG reiterates commitment to ensuring a tuberculosis-free Nigeria

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring a tuberculosis-free Nigeria. According to the Director of General services in the Federal Ministry of Health, Felix Ogenyi who represented...

Nigeria still has a high rate of maternal mortality -UNICEF

Nigeria is one of the youngest countries in the world – not in terms of when it was founded but in terms of the age of its population. According to the 2017 revision of the...

Bird Flu: 3,900 birds die in Plateau

An outbreak of Bird flu also known as Avian Influenza has hit Plateau state, killing at least 3,900 birds. Dr Spak Shaset, the Chief Veterinary Officer of the State told the News Agency of Nigeria...

Ebola death: Tension, 13 quarantined in Uganda

Ugandan authorities on Tuesday quarantined 13 people, who picked up a body of suspected Ebola death in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as hemorrhagic fever tests are carried out. The Ministry of Health and...

Corps member donates reading glasses to 200 students in Kogi

Dr Vincent Alabi, a youth corps member serving in Kogi, has donated reading glasses to 200 students as part of his Community Development Service (CDS). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the gesture...

Lagos: 2 Men arraigned for operating fake clinic

Two men, Paul Kahomen and Ettenne Hounsa, who allegedly set-up a clinic and personated as doctors, on Tuesday appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The defendants, Kahomen, 30, and Hounsa, 20, who both...